This week I baked Dorie Greenspan's Spiced Honey Cake from Baking Chez Moi. It's a loaf cake that begs to be tweaked and, since I had neither lavender flowers nor Szechuan peppercorns, I had to make do! I used some regular peppercorns and upped the ginger.
The cake will be different every time, depending on the honey and spices. This time, my honey was from a beekeeper, organic farmer near Portland, Oregon. Next time, I'll use honey from a beekeeper and farmer in Ithaca, NY.